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Report Writing Difference between an essay and a report Essays are often used to show a tutor what you think about a topic. In an essay you can be discursive, express your ideas and thoughts, and make judgements. Whilst essays do need to have a good structure, that structure can be left to the discretion of the writer. Reports are more concise and have a more formal structure. Because reports are often used to communicate the results or findings of a project you need to be clear:- ° who you are writing for ° what the purpose is, and ° what the focus of the report should be Structure and organisation A standard report usually includes the following sections: Title, Author's details, Date, Contents page, Abstract (Executive summary), Introduction or Terms of reference, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion (Recommendations) and Appendices . Using headings and sub headings is important in report writing and you must make sure your contents page correctly represents the headings system you used in the structure of the report.
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  • Fall '16
  • sumanth tadepalli
  • Writing, Vermiform appendix, Appendices

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